River Shannon in Ireland

Shannon Airport Car Rental

Shannon is in Irelands southwest.  When you step off the plane, pick up your rental car directly from an agent at Shannon airport car rental and drive into some of the most unique landscape in Ireland.  Shannon town being quite small, the main attractions lie in the surrounding Shannon Region.  Your Shannon airport car rental agent can fit a GPS system to your rental car on request.

Where to go by rental car in Shannon?

Shake off the cobwebs of the flight by driving out into the Burren in your hire car.  The limestone landcape stretches through 80 sq km in County Clare, home to unique flora and fauna.  Continue in your rental car along Irelands west coast to the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  You’ll not find a fresher breeze anywhere in the world!

Going south along the famous River Shannon – Irelands longest river - you will arrive at Limerick City.  This small but vibrant city is a hidden gem of Ireland, combining historical streets and rich Fenian history with a modern attitude and exciting nightlife thanks to the large University of Limerick to the north of the city. 

Picturesque rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cattle await as you drive to the old Norman castle, Bunratty Castle.  The Castle and surrounding Folk Park offer traditional Irish Nights and medieval banquets in the Castle Hall.

Grab a picnic and take the scenic Atlantic Ocean Coast Drive, following the coastal road from Ballyvaughan to Kilikee in your Shannon Airport car rental. 

There are many local and organic food producers in the Shannon Region, so much so that there is a Shannon Region Food Trails map available at the local tourist information office.

Don’t miss a night at a cosy local pub. The traditional Irish music and dance scene is most hopping in Irelands west.  Dance the night away with a Guinness, or enjoy the music while sampling an Irish stew, served in most pubs.

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